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Third male arrested in Carlisle murder investigation

Cumbria Police have arrested a third male, 16, in connection with the murder of 14-year-old Jordan Watson.

Two men, aged 18 and 19, from Carlisle remain in police custody.

The body of Jordan Watson was discovered on Tuesday morning at the Upperby Cemetery in Carlisle. It has since reopened.

As the murder investigation continues, Police are asking anyone with information to contact North Cumbria CID on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Jordan Watson: cemetery has reopened

Police can confirm that they have completed their searches of the cemetery on Manor Road and it is now open to members of the public.

Police would like to thank members of public for their patience and understanding.

Anyone with information into Jordan Watson’s death should contact North Cumbria CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Second man arrested in murder inquiry

The police have arrested another man in connection with the murder of 14-year-old Jordan Watson in Carlisle.

A 19-year-old man from the city has been detained for questioning.

The police say an 18-year-old man from Carlisle who was arrested yesterday remains in custody. Late this afternoon, Carlisle Magistrate’s Court granted an application to extend the time that he can be held by the Police. They've been given another 36 hours to interview him.

Jordan, of Ridley Road, Carlisle, was found by a member of the public at 7.46am on Tuesday (June 16th) in the cemetery on Manor Road, Carlisle.

He died from neck and head wounds caused by a sharp implement in a savage and brutal attack.

Police investigations are still ongoing and detectives continue to seek information from the public to assist with their enquiries.

Detective Superintendent Andy Slattery said: “We remain open minded and are pursuing various lines of enquiry, so would still like to hear from anyone with information about Jordan’s whereabouts leading up to his death.

“We still also want to speak to anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the area on Monday evening or the early hours of Tuesday morning.

“The cemetery will remain closed while searches and investigations continue and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We thank the community for their patience and understanding.”

Jordan was last seen at approximately 11pm by a friend, at an address near the cemetery.

He was wearing a blue and grey hoodie, a black Adidas t-shirt, grey tracksuit bottoms and grey Nike trainers. He was 5ft tall and of slim build, with brown hair.

Anyone with information should contact North Cumbria CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police divers search River Petteril

Divers are searching the river. Credit: ITV Border

Police divers are searching a river close to the cemetery where the body of a schoolboy was found on Tuesday.

Jordan Watson, 14, was found dead with multiple stab wounds in Upperby Cemetery.

Police are questioning an 18-year-old man in connection with the murder, and are continuing to search the area.

Searching the River. Credit: ITV Border

Police divers searching river near cemetery

North West underwater search and marine unit Credit: ITV Border

Police divers are searching a river near to Upperby Cemetery, ITV News can report.

The North West Underwater Search and Marine Unit has arrived in the area.

The body of 14-year-old schoolboy, Jordan Watson, was found there on Tuesday morning.

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man, who is being questioned, but they are still searching for the weapon used to kill Jordan.

Police given more time to question teen over schoolboy murder

Police at the scene. Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria Police have been given more time to quiz an 18-year-old man, who has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a schoolboy in Carlisle.

They now have until 10:39pm tonight (18 June) to question the man further.

But they say that's only one line of enquiry, in a big investigation:

This is an ongoing investigation, yes we have someone in custody and we are interviewing them but that's only one line of inquiry, there's still a large investigation going on.

We still appeal to anyone in Carlisle who's got concerns about anyone who may have come home with blood on their clothing or looked like they might have been in a fight to contact us."

– DS Andy Slattery, Cumbria Police


Man jailed for historical sexual assault in Carlisle area

John Little was jailed for six years. Credit: ITV Border

A man has been jailed for a string of historical sexual assaults on a child.

John Little, 68, carried out the abuse between 1984 and 1988, in the Carlisle area.

He had initially denied six charges of sexual assault, against a single victim, before changing his pleas to guilty.

He was sentenced to six years in prison today (18 June) at Carlisle Crown Court, by Judge Peter Hughes QC.

The Judge told Little, of Briardale Road, Blyth, Northumberland, that he had "grossly abused" the youngster.

This has had a lasting impact upon your victim both as a child and as a grown up."

– Judge Peter Hughes QC

'Currock won't be the same without you'

"Currock won't be the same without you." Credit: ITV Border

Two days after Jordan Watson's body was found in a cemetery in Carlisle, people are continuing to leave tributes there in his memory.

Flowers at the scene. Credit: ITV Border
"Friends forever." Credit: ITV Border

The 14-year-old schoolboy's body was found at Upperby Cemetery, with multiple stab wounds.

Police are continuing to investigate, and the cemetery remains closed.

Upperby Cemetery. Credit: ITV Border

Teenager arrested in connection with Carlisle death 'still in custody'

Cumbria Police say an 18-year-old man, arrested in connection with the death of a schoolboy in Carlisle, remains in custody:

Jordan Watson fund reaches £2,500

The fundraising page. Credit: GoFundMe

More than £2,500 has been raised on an online page to help pay for the costs of Jordan Watson's funeral.

The 14-year-old schoolboy's body was found with multiple wounds, in Upperby Cemetery in Carlisle, on Tuesday morning (16 June).

Family and friends have planned events over the next few days, in memory of Jordan.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested, and police are continuing to pursue other lines of enquiry.

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